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Scientific Names

Preferred Names

Acropora palmata (Lamarck 1816)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora palmata
Madrepora alces
Madrepora cornuta
Madrepora flabellum
Madrepora palmata
Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata palmata

Alternative Names

Acropora palmata fm. palmata Lamarck 1816
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora alces (Dana 1846)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora flabellum (Lamarck 1816)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora muricata var. alces (Dana 1846)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora muricata var. flabellum Verrill 1902
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora muricata var. palmata (Lamarck 1816)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora muricata var. perampla (Horn 1861)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora palmata fm. crustosa Kühlmann 1975
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora palmata fm. erecta Kühlmann 1975
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Acropora palmata fm. retroflexa Kühlmann 1975
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Isopora muricata fm. palmata (Lamarck 1816)
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora alces Dana 1846
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora cornuta Duchassaing & Michelotti 1860
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora flabellum Lamarck 1816
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora muricata fm. palmata Lamarck 1816
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora palmata Lamarck 1816
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora perampla Horn 1861
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora thomassiana Duchassaing & Michelotti 1860
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Madrepora (Eumadrepora) muricata fm. palmata Lamarck 1816
Reference taxon from WoRMS Scleractinia in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life
Astrhelia palmata
Recombined according to Paleobiology Database
Madrepora cornuta
Synonym according to CITES
Madrepora flabellum
Synonym according to CITES
Madrepora palmata
Recombined according to Paleobiology Database
Madrepora palmata
Synonym according to CITES
Madrepora perampla
Synonym according to CITES
Madrepora thomasiana
Synonym according to CITES

Common Names

English

Yellow pencil coral
Recognized by Conabio
elkhorn
Recognized by Conabio
Elkhorn Coral preferred
Recognized by Wikidata and CITES
Elkhorn coral
elkhorn coral

Arabic

قمي المسام الراحي preferred
Recognized by Wikidata

French

Corail cornes d'élan preferred
Recognized by CITES

German

Elchgeweihkoralle preferred
Elchhornkoralle

Persian

مرجان شاخ الک preferred
Recognized by Wikidata

Spanish; Castilian

Coral de dedos pequeños preferred
Recognized by Conabio
cuerno de alce
Recognized by Conabio
Coral cuerno de alce
Recognized by CITES
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Curated hierarchies for Acropora palmata (Lamarck 1816)

EOL Dynamic Hierarchy 1.1

Life
Cellular Organisms
Eukaryota
Opisthokonta
Metazoa
Cnidaria
Anthozoa
Scleractinia
Acroporidae
Acropora
57 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

EOL Dynamic Hierarchy 0.9

Life
Cellular Organisms
Eukaryota
Opisthokonta
Metazoa
Cnidaria
Anthozoa Ehrenberg 1834
Hexacorallia Haeckel 1896
Scleractinia Bourne 1900
Acroporidae Verrill 1902
Acropora Oken 1815
127 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

GBIF classification

Animalia
Cnidaria
Anthozoa
Scleractinia
Acroporidae
Acropora
155 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Taxonomic Hierarchy

Animalia
Radiata
Cnidaria Hatschek 1888
Anthozoa
Anthozoa Ehrenberg 1834
Hexacorallia
Scleractinia Bourne 1900
Astrocoeniina Vaughan & Wells 1943
Acroporidae Verrill 1902
Acropora Oken 1815
38 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

IUCN

Animalia
Cnidaria
Anthozoa
Scleractinia
Acroporidae
170 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

NCBI

root
cellular organisms
Eukaryota
Opisthokonta
Metazoa
Eumetazoa
Cnidaria
Anthozoa
Hexacorallia
Scleractinia
Astrocoeniina
Acroporidae
Acropora
Acropora palmata (this page)
One additional sibling truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

World Register of Marine Species

Animalia
Cnidaria
Anthozoa
Scleractinia
Acroporidae
Acropora
62 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.